July 7, 2010
Contact: Michele Walker, 919-733-2293, ext. 229
N.C. Coastal Resources Commission Will Meet July 15 in Beaufort
RALEIGH – The N.C. Coastal Resources Commission will meet at 10 a.m. July 15 at the NOAA/NCNERR Administration Building, 101 Pivers Island Road, in Beaufort.
The commission will discuss issues related to marina dredging and primary nursery areas, sandbags and Inlet Hazard Area boundary revisions.
The following items are on the CRC’s agenda:
South Carolina Shoreline Change Advisory Committee Report - Braxton Davis, director of the Policy and Planning Division, S.C. Office of Ocean & Coastal Resource Management, will present findings of a South Carolina advisory committee on shoreline management.
Inlet Hazard Area Discussion – Staff with the N.C. Division of Coastal Management will present GIS data of the recommended revisions to the Inlet Hazard Area boundaries for the state’s 12 developed inlets in an effort to address the impact of the revisions on existing structures and properties.
Outer Continental Shelf Update– Staff with the N.C. Division of Coastal Management will provide an update on oil and gas leasing activities and alternative energy projects on the Atlantic coast.
Oil Spill Response – Lt. Shannon Scaff of the U.S. Coast Guard will provide a briefing on response to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Land Use Plan Certification– Commissioners will consider certification of a land use plan for the town of Sunset Beach.
Contested Case/Variance Request -The commission will hear one contested case and one request for a variance from the CRC’s coastal development rules.
Public Input and Comment(12 p.m.) – Members of the public may comment on coastal issues not already on the commission’s agenda for this meeting.
A full meeting agenda and meeting materials are postedhere.